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Military and Security Forces: February 8, 2013

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Four Israeli citizens are being denied the right to visit Israel, see their families and update their documents at the Interior Ministry just because they happen to live in the Gaza Strip, even though the authorities do not deny that the women are citizens. (Haaretz)

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February 8th, 2013 at 2:26 pm

Political: November 29, 2012

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The Ministry of Interior refuses to grant citizenship and passports to month old twins born to an Israeli couple following a surrogate prcedure in Georgia, despite a court order by the Ramat-Gan Family Court. (Haaretz)

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November 29th, 2012 at 12:45 pm

Closed Society: December 19, 2011

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The Ministry of Internal Affairs is conditioning the granting of citizenship to foreigners who undergo Orthodox conversion to Judaism abroad on the approval of the Chief Rabbinate, despite previous agreements that the Jewish Agency is the body responsible for the approval of such conversions.

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December 19th, 2011 at 8:20 pm

Political: October 21, 2011

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David Rotem (Yisrael Beiteinu), Chairman of the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, called for the citizenship of 12 Arabs to be revoked after they called, during a demonstration, for the kidnapping of Israeli soldiers.

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Closed Society: June 28, 2011

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The Ministry of the Interior refuses to grant Israeli citizenship and immigration certificate to a homosexual married to a Jew. The couple immigrated to Israel two weeks ago, and while the Jewish spouse received an ID card and immigrant certificate, his non-Jewish spouse received a temporary resident status. This is contrary to the provisions of the Law of Return, which stipulate that the rights are granted to both the Jew and his partner.

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June 28th, 2011 at 9:58 pm

Political: 10 January, 2011

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The Knesset Interior Committee today authorized the first reading of the Citizenship Act, which would permit revocation of the citizenship of Israelis convicted of espionage or terror offenses. This is in opposition to the Shabak’s position, which today declared that it is not in favor of this proposal.

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January 10th, 2011 at 3:00 am

Closed Society: 6 September 2010

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Based on a survey of 500 young Israelis, between the ages of 15 and 18, 64 percent of respondents said that the state does not grant fully equal rights to the Arabs in Israel. Of that group, 59% said that the state should not grant equal rights to Arabs. 27 percent of the youth support the prosecution of people who object to Israel being a Jewish and Democratic state, and 41 percent support the denial of their citizenship.

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September 6th, 2010 at 7:38 pm